Matte or Glossy w/ Matte External?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by splitpea, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. splitpea macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2009
    Among the starlings
    Yeah, I know, yet another matte vs glossy thread. But my external monitor is matte (older ACD), and I'm wondering whether it won't match as well with the glossy...

    Or will it not matter anyway, since the external is an IPS panel and the MBPs use TNs?
  2. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Ice Dragon

    Jun 16, 2009
    I say go with matte for consistency but if you don't mind the reflective finish or do not want to pay the extra $50, go glossy. The matte screen on the newer one will probably be better than that on your ACD.
  3. Hellishness macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2010
    Bay Area, CA
    i'd go with glossy, because then you have a choice if at some point you want glossy over matte.
  4. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2009
    Meh, I've got a glossy laptop with a matte external and it hadn't crossed my mind before. I'd just pick based on which laptop you prefer, rather than to match your screen.

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